I need opinions. I have pieced a texas star and am now going to applique about the outside. (Have never done this before). One person said to applique the pieces to be fitted around the star separately and then piece them in around the star because the pieces will pucker during the applique (I am hand appliqueing) and you will need to recut them. Another person said go ahead and piece the borders and then applique. I am tempted to follow the 2 person's advice because I now have parts of the applique hanging off the one piece that I am working on and I don't really see any puckering and I think it would be a heck of alot easier. :) Has anyone had a lot of trouble with puckering applique? This is my daughter's wedding quilt and am trying to do it well.